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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com French joint venture in talks with cities over the border to 'fill the gap' in transport network Tram owners hope to ride more rails over border The companies which operate Hong Kong trams are looking to expand on the mainland. French companies Transdev and RATP Development say they are in discussions with a few mainland cities to build modern ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... strikes between 2pm and 5pm as torrential rain battered the city. The amber rainstorm signal was issued at 3.50pm and remained in force until 5pm.   ...

  3. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... in the east, said the local government transport body. The route will serve 40 stations, including Paddington, and run for 118km through the City and Canary Wharf business districts, as well ... "Crossrail will help cut journey times, make it easier for people travelling across the city and create jobs and support growth and regeneration along the route." The MTR Corp has diversified ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:28pm by DANNY LEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... next to Kowloon City police regional headquarters on Argyle Street, in Cantonese, said he had to give further instructions after "a few wrong turns". The 35-minute journey was billed ... problems with transportation. Name a person who hasn't in the city." Ryan Michael Cheung also wasn't happy with the service. "Nothing like being lost in Hong Kong with @Uber_HK. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... came in the week US-based Uber launched its private-hire service in the city. But much of the concern yesterday focused on apps that allowed passengers to book a ride in a light-goods vehicle. ...

  6. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... per cent. The company says its lower-end service is now cheaper than the city's famous yellow taxis. A ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district will now cost US$22, down from US$28 before the sale. Uber said a similar ride in a taxi cost US$24. The sale in the United States' largest city- one heavily dependent on taxis- comes following similar temporarily ...

  7. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Taxi drivers in big European cities stage strike in protest at privateers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Drivers protesting at apps like Uber which they say cut into their business Taxi strikes snarl cities in Europe Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill yesterday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry. Thousands of London's black cabs, many of them ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... and Kwun Tong, Yeung said the stations chosen saw 80 per cent of morning rush-hour passengers. Yeung said another new discount scheme, the City Saver ticket, had met expectations, with 49,000 sold ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... by BMW and General Motors have already installed Mobileye, which was introduced to the city two years ago. Wong said two taxis, 10 minibuses and one school bus were also running the system, ... elaborating. KMB said it had tested Mobileye on three patrol cars earlier this year, but declined to reveal the results. As of last month, the city recorded 6,207 traffic accidents with injuries, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    We'll do better next time, transport minister Anthony Cheung says

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Ada Lee

    ... challenges could be tougher because of other infrastructure projects the city might carry out. Proposed railways include a line parallel to the Island Line, a link between the Hong Kong and Shenzhen ...




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